Serbian military sends new contingent to UNIFIL

NEWS 17.06.2022 12:16
Source: Ministarstvo odbrane

The Serbian military sent off another contingent to the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) at a ceremony at a barracks in Nis.

A Defense Ministry press release said that the infantry company with staff officers and a national support element will deploy for six month to UNIFIL Sector East.

It quoted Deputy Chief of Staff Lt. Col. General Petar Cvetkovic as saying that he is confident that the contingent will perform its duties successfully, representing the country in the best possible way.

The Serbian military first deployed troops to UNIFIL in 2010. The first contingent consisted of five staff officers and the numbers increased over time. Besides the contingent in Sector East, a Serbian force protection platoon is engaged in Sector West, as part of the Italian contingent.